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Authorities of occupied Crimea to appeal to ECHR due to water blockade

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian investigators have appointed a number of expert studies in the criminal proceeding against “the organizers of energy, food, transport and water blockade of the peninsula”
17:56, 7 June 2021

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The authorities of occupied Crimea stated the readiness to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights due to the stop of the supply of Dnipro water to the peninsula on North-Crimean Canal as Krym.realii reported citing First Vice Speaker of the so-called Crimean parliament Yefim Fiks.

“If it is required, we will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights due to the genocide against Crimeans,” Fiks stated.

Related: Amount of water significantly decreases in Crimean reservoirs

According to him, the Russian investigators have appointed a number of expert studies during the consideration of the statement of the authorities of occupied Crimea on the opening of the criminal proceeding against “the organizers of energy, food, transport and water blockade of the peninsula”.

In early March, about a dozen water storages in the annexed Crimea went dry, two of them - Simferopolske and Zahorske are completely exhausted. The latter was a source of drinking water for Yalta and Bakhchisaray district for years.

Related: Russia states it lifts water blockade from occupied Crimea

Earlier, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko stated that there are enough water resources for domestic use in the occupied Crimea, but the situation has worsened due to the massive militarization of the peninsula occupied by Russia.

 

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